UBCOB Ravens – April 2023

Meralomas Full Value For the Win: Lomas 27 – Ravens 14

by Peter MacDonald

On another cool, wet April day a big crowd was out surrounding the Jericho pitch for the biggest west side rivalry game since the 2011 BC semi-final between the Joey Alexis/Ed Fairhurst led Ravens and the Danny Fumano/Sean Mercier led Lomas (also won by the Lomas). In the curtain raiser at Jericho the Kats punched their ticket to the BC Div 2 final and a number of their supporters swelled the crowd making it a an old time west side meet up.

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BC Rugby Weekend of April 22nd 2023

BC Rugby Semi-Final Weekend: BC Premier UBC Dominate Vikes; Lomas Ground Ravens; Exhibition Pride Pummelled by Seattle; Other Division Semi-Final Results

It’s semi-final time in the BC leagues. In the BC Premier there are two outstanding matches on tap. The universities battle it out UVic at UBC, while 10 minutes down the road the Ravens and Lomas clash at Jericho Beach.

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BC Rugby Weekend of April 15th 2023

BC Premier Quarter-Final Results & Rosters: Vikes Edge Burnaby; Lomas Defeat CW; Ravens Soar Past Bays; UBC Top Caps

[ed. results posted are based on BCRU reporting system.]

It’s playoff season in the BC Rugby leagues. In the men’s Premier there are four quarter-finals on tap, the same with the Div 1/Premier Reserves. In women’s Premier there are two semi-finals. Check out bcrugby.com/fixtures for all other leagues.

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Capilano Rugby – April 2023

Capilano Match Reports: Premier Men v Seattle, Premier Women v CW, Women Div 2 v Chilliwack

from Capilano Rugby

Capilano hosted 5 games today. It was supposed to be rainy but the weather turned out to be beautiful. Perhaps a bit chilly but great Rugby weather. The top pitch had two games played, a high school game between West Vancouver and Carson Graham. Carson won 17-0 but it was a well played contest. Capilano’s hope to make this an annual event. Caps awarded two rugby shirts to a player of the match from each side. West Van’s Taiki Orito and Drew from Carson Graham were selected and awarded the shirts by Caps Neil Courtney.

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UBCOB Ravens – April 2023

Ravens Defeat Rowers 41-7 to Wrap Up Regular Season: Match Report by Peter MacDonald

by Peter MacDonald

On a crisp, sunny, early spring day at Brockton Oval the Ravens and the Rowers played out the string but still put on an entertaining, fun game for the players and fans alike. The Ravens remained undefeated (on the field) while the Rowers showed their class in the set scrum and in serious flashes in the backs.

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BC Rugby Weekend of April 1st 2023

BC Premier Week 11 Results & Rosters: UVic Fall to Pride; Caps Top Seattle; Lomas Edge Burnaby; CW Topple Bays; UBC Dominate Westshore; Ravens Paddle Rowers

[ed. rosters posted in format last week/this week]

It took us a while this week to get the scores out, the BCRU system had JBAA defeating CW but in fact it was CW with the win. The BCRU system doesn’t have a central person responsible for scores but relies on refs entering the scores post match and there have been a few data entry errors lately. We’ve verified most of these scores with a secondary source. We’re also assuming the BCRU table accurately calculated bonus points from today’s results. UPDATE: Our assumption was apparently wrong, the BCRU table is incorrect, CW didn’t get a bonus point in their win which changes the playoff picture, we’ve revised our article accordingly.

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BC Rugby Weekend of March 25th 2023

BC Premier Week 10 Results & Rosters: CW Clobber Seattle; Caps Topped by Bays; Lomas Upset UBC; Rowers Edged by Pride; Burnaby Defeat Vikes; Ravens Dominate Westshore

[ed. note rosters are published last week/this week to highlight changes.]

Castaway Wanderers 42 v Seattle 7 @ 14:30
Referee: Riley Robinson AR1: Carter Haddow AR2: Mckenzie Eckart
Venue: Windsor Park

CW got the job done at home. The result puts them in 7th place (24 points) with the potential to reach 5th place before the season ends. The standings now would see CW @ Ravens in a quarter-final. The match next week against James Bay will be important in determining the final playoff picture.

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